Mises Daily

The Failed Moral Argument for a "Living Wage"

September 4, 2015
A “living wage” is a function not just of wages, but also the cost of living. So why aren’t living-wage advocates picketing grocery stores, home sellers, and gas stations demanding they slash prices? Why are employers solely responsible for making everything affordable?...

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Why Economics Matters

September 3, 2015
Economics is not a popular topic among the general population. When economics is discussed at all, it’s in the context of politics — and politics gives us only the blandest, safest, most meaningless platitudes about economic affairs. The 2016 campaigns will be no different...

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